Mary Poppins Returns

I recently had the chance to see Mary Poppins Returns. I don’t know about you, but I often get skeptical when a sequel is announced, especially to a beloved Walt Disney-era musical like this one. I was happy to discover that Mary Poppins Returns is not simply a remake disguised as a sequel. It may be familiar…

Lincoln Christmas Market 2018

Today I took the short train journey from Nottingham to Lincoln to visit the Christmas market. I have never been to this market before and therefore I was excited to see what it comprised. The medieval castle and cathedral is the perfect backdrop for the Christmas Market. The beautiful cobbled streets were filled with the…

Peak District Yoga Retreat Day

I was worried about going on this day event because I was very conscious of the amount of work I had to do on the current project. However, I am very thankful that I went and took a day out for myself to take my mind off, what seems like, my never ending to-do-list. It…

Good Grief, Charlie Brown!

The exhibition at Somerset house celebrated all things Snoopy and the enduring power of Peanuts. The space illustrated the history of the iconic comic: the much-loved cartoon. Peanuts is widely acknowledged as one of the most popular and influential comic strips of all time. I didn’t realise before that it focused entirely on a society…

Strange Days: Memories of the Future

Strange Days: Memories of the Future reunites works by renowned artists and filmmakers who have shown their works at the New Museum, New York, in its ten years on the Bowery. I saw the exhibition at 180 The Strand and I soon realised that all the pieces were led by a common thread: the influence…

Forgotten Women – Fanny Eaton

I am all for female empowerment and supporting other women; the same goes for recognising and respecting the achievement of women in history, they should not be a mystery. I read the Stylist magazine, Issue 437, and was most intrigued by Forgotten Women, which is a series dedicated to giving women of history the exposure…

Rufford Abbey Country Park

My parents came at the weekend and I wanted to take them somewhere we had never previously been. We love a country walk, taking in new surroundings and appreciating the beauty of natural landscapes. Rufford Abbey Country Park was a location with very positive reviews and therefore we decided to take a trip to the…

Still I Rise

Nottingham Contemporary Still I Rise is a timely exhibition celebrating feminism, gender and resistance, all of which are very prominent in today’s evolving society. Wandering round the exhibition, I was able to see and explore the role that women have played in the history of resistance movements and alternative forms of living. I was surprised…

The High Low – Why 1/3 of Gen Z Don’t Drink

The element of this week’s High Low podcast episode that really stood out to me was the section discussing why a third of Gen Z doesn’t drink. We could be seeing the biggest generation gap between Gen Z and Millennials. I was shocked when I heard that 30% of 16-24 year olds don’t drink at…

Luminarium

Lakeside Arts – Architects of Air On Saturday 20th October I visited the Luminarium and it definitely wasn’t what I was expecting. For some reason I assumed that the exhibition would be inside, however I was presented with an inflatable architectural enclosure. The exhibition was inspired by traditional Islamic architecture and Gothic cathedrals. Alan Parkinson’s…